Dutch Apple Cake Recipe
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Dutch Apple Cake Recipe

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My husband and I came to Canada over 40 years ago from Holland. This traditional Dutch recipe is a family favorite and frequently goes along with me to potluck suppers and other get-togethers. —Elizabeth Peters, Martintown, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + standing Bake: 1-1/2 hours + cooling
MAKES:10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + standing Bake: 1-1/2 hours + cooling
MAKES: 10-12 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 medium tart apples, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch slices (3 cups)
  • 3 tablespoons plus 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 4 Eggland's Best® Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 282 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 97 mg cholesterol, 120 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the apples, 3 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon; let stand for 1 hour.
  2. In another bowl, cream butter and remaining sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and beat until smooth.
  3. Transfer to a greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Push apple slices vertically into batter, placing them close together.
  4. Bake at 300° for 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 hours or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Dutch Apple Cake in Country Woman September/October 1997, p31

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 282 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 97 mg cholesterol, 120 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Reviews for Dutch Apple Cake

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Reviewed Sep. 25, 2014

Batter was really thick, probably my doing and hard to spread.

Instead of using a loaf pan and sliding the apples in as the originator suggested I instead layered them as suggested by other reviewers.

Man was it ever dense. The cake itself was pretty dense then you add all those apples and it weighed a ton.

The cake itself was rather bland and I heavily spiced the apples which helped.

I'd add more cinnamon next time and maybe some nuts and a lighter cake batter.

Other wise it was a huge hit at book club.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2014

It was easy to make and very delicious!!

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Reviewed Sep. 15, 2014

This is a very dense cake. Delicious and easy to make. One tip layer bottom of loaf pan with some apples first then pour in batter and add rest of apples and pour juice from apples over batter. After slicing apples I put in a plastic bag with sugar and cinnamon. Serve with ice cream and cool whip ??

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Reviewed Sep. 12, 2014

I made this cake for the first time the other day. My husband, my neighbor and I all loved it! The batter is very good and the taste of the fresh picked apples I used really came through. Some might call that bland, but I thought it was very good!

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Reviewed Sep. 12, 2014

Very nice firm apple cake. Easy to me and my family loved it. I will make it often.

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